Assessing Asthma Control to Improve Patient Outcomes

Pulmonary Disease
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
September 05, 2013
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

This activity has been designed for primary care physicians, pediatricians, allied health professionals, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with asthma.

Relevant Terms:

Pediatrics, Primary Care

Richard J. Martin, MD

 Richard J. Martin, MD
 Department of Medicine
 National Jewish Health
 The Edelstein Chair in Pulmonary Medicine
 Professor of Medicine
 National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver
 Denver, Colorado

Richard J. Martin, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, and holds the Edelstein Chair in Pulmonary Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health and at the University of Colorado. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed his residency in medicine at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his pulmonary fellowship at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He is board certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Martin's current areas of research include the distal airways in asthma, the effect of mycoplasma on chronic asthma, and the mechanisms related to increased bronchial responsiveness in nocturnal asthma. Additional areas of research are for the Asthma Clinical Research Network and how infection and cigarette smoke propagate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He has authored over 250 journal articles as well as many books and book chapters on various topics related to respiratory disorders. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals and is a reviewer for many journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Martin is currently Chair of the Infections and Asthma Task Force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). He is a member of many professional associations including the AAAAI, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the American Thoracic Society, among others.
Dr. Martin was inducted into the Colorado Pulmonary Hall of Fame in 2007. He received the ACCP Distinguished Scholar Award in Respiratory Health (2003-2007), and has been recognized in various publications including America's Top Doctors and Who's Who in America.
1. Describe clinical characteristics of patients who may be at risk for asthma exacerbations
2. Implement guideline-based strategies in clinical decision making for the treatment of patients with asthma
3. Develop treatment plans that target underlying inflammation throughout the respiratory tract
4. Utilize patient education and routine monitoring to ensure prescribed treatment is effective

Accreditation Statement
National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
National Jewish Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Sean Gregory, PhD
Has no significant financial interest to report.
Richard J. Martin, MD
Consultant: Merck, Teva
Investigator: MedImmune
Harold Nelson, MD
Consultant: Merck, Pearl, Shionogi
Investigator: Circassia, Lincoln Diagnostics, Rigel

Activity Length
The estimated time required to complete this activity is 1.0 hour.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. National Jewish Health, Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., and TEVA Respiratory do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of National Jewish Health, Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., and TEVA Respiratory. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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